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Are All Trucking Companies the Same?

In case you’re new to the industry, there are a lot of trucking jobs available. Current estimates put the truck driver shortage at about 60,000, though that number could double (if not triple) in just a few years.   With such a great need, salaries and bonuses being offered to new drivers continue to

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Quality Home Time – What It Means and Why It’s Important

The world of trucking offers many great possibilities for those considering a career in truck driving. Jobs are highly available, pay rates continue to rise, and the integration of new technology makes the job safer and more efficient than ever.   For those who are new to the industry, however, it’s understandable to have some questions and concerns. After all, every

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Advice for Your First Year of Trucking

So, you’ve decided to become a truck driver. You’ve made a great choice. With a shortage of roughly 90,000 truck drivers in the US, there are some great opportunities available for people joining the field.   To make sure your career gets started off right, we’ve put together some advice for those getting started

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Keeping a Healthy Sleep Schedule as a Trucker

Our bodies are designed to keep in rhythm. Our habits, patterns, and surrounding environments help us stay in rhythm, maximizing our general efficiency. Constant changes and erratic sleep schedules can disrupt this rhythm, making it difficult to rest and function at full capacity.  For many truck drivers, this is an ongoing struggle. The trucking industry is

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FMCSA Sets Out to Streamline CDL Training

Compared to many other career paths out there, becoming a truck driver is quick and affordable. When it comes to training and certification, the main goals are to teach safety and protocol. Handled incorrectly, semi-trucks can be very dangerous.  It’s critical that potential drivers learn the right way of operating a truck. Still, many

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Does “No Touch Freight” Matter for Truck Drivers?

As a truck driver, your job is to get your freight from point A to point B as quickly (and safely) as possible. But some companies like to try and add responsibilities to that. For example, loading and unloading your freight from your truck.  If that isn’t something you want to be responsible for,

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Dealing with Summer Construction as a Trucker

While we haven’t conducted an official survey, we’re pretty certain there isn’t a single driver out there who enjoys construction season. Your usual routes are suddenly closed. Traffic gets backed up. Everyone is on edge.  Though necessary, it’s a frustrating process. Especially for truck drivers.  As a truck driver, staying on

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Biggest Dangers of Truck Driving (and How to Avoid Them)

All jobs come with certain risks, and truck driving is no different. In fact, truck driving is considered one of the more dangerous jobs in the US. When you’re operating a rig that weights tens of thousands of pounds, you can also pose as a risk not just to yourself, but to those around you.  That’s

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It’s a Great Time for Women to Become Truck Drivers

There’s no denying that the trucking industry has heavily been skewed towards men for a long time. Even as more women began entering the workforce, many didn’t venture too far from home. But times are changing.  While only about 6% of truck drivers are women, that percentage is steadily rising. With the shortage of drivers the

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